ReadDavidson is a town-wide initiative organized by a group of avid readers, Main Street Books, and the Davidson Public Library. Since 2007, books have been chosen annually, and book-related events have been planned to make each book come to life. A book is selected each spring, and in the fall, citizens are invited to participate in programs and events. 

All events are free and open to the public.

2016 Selection

  • Wherever There is Light by Peter Golden
Citizens are encouraged to read the book and then attend fun and educational book-related events in the fall.  

2016 Events

A Visit by Author Peter Golden: Thursday, October 20 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church.

Photography Class:  Saturday, October 22 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Davidson Public Library community room. The class will be taught by Bill Giduz, director of photography and news writer at Davidson College. Open to adults and mature teens. Bring your camera!

History Discussion: Thursday, October 27 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Davidson Town Hall Board Room. The discussion will be led by Drs. Scott Denham and Hilton Kelly, professors at Davidson College. 

Book Discussion: Tuesday, November 1 at 7:00 p.m. in the Davidson Public Library community room. The discussion will be led by J.C. Smith University Professor Gabriel Sealey-Morris. 

Books are available at Main Street Books and at the Davidson Public Library.


Thank you to our sponsors:
  • Main Street Books
  • Charlotte Mecklenburg Library
  • Davidson Public Library
  • PostNet
  • DavidsonLearns


ReadDavidson was first launched in 2007 and is a partnership between the Town of Davidson, the Davidson Public Library, Main Street Books, and several local avid readers. Past ReadDavidson books have been “The Bridge,” by Doug Marlette, “One Foot in Eden,” by Ron Rash, “The Color of Water," by James McBride, “A Walk in the Woods,” by Bill Bryson, "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett, "State of Wonder" by Ann Patchett, "A Land More Kind Than Home" by Wiley Cash, and "One Second After" by William Forstchen.
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